The amazing benefits of cabbage

The amazing benefits of cabbage

Here is what you need to know about this amazing vegetable... 

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Cabbage day is celebrated every year on February 17. 

Apart from the fact that it a delicious vegetable which can be eaten raw, or in salads, or cooked,  did you know that cabbage has incredible health benefits? 

According to multiple health sites, cabbage is one of the greatest vegetables because of how rich it is in health benefits. 

Medical News Today states that 'the fiber and water content in cabbage also help to prevent constipation and maintain a healthy digestive tract.'

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WebMD states the following benefits:

- Cabbage is packed with antioxidants - vitamin C, manganese and has plant chemicals called phytonutrients, a cell-protecting force.

- It helps ease inflammation.  

- It helps with digestion. 

- Cabbage contains fiber which take longer to digest, making you feel full longer on fewer calories.

- It lowers bad (LDL) cholesterol.

- It controls blood sugar.

- Its nutrients help keep the lining of your stomach and intestines strong. 

Other benefits stated by Healthline

- Cabbage has vitamin K. 

- The vegetable has small amounts of vitamin A, iron, and riboflavin. 

- It is low in calories. 

Let's look at what 1 cup, or 89 grams (g), of raw green cabbage contains, according to Healthline

Calories: 22

Protein: 1 g

Fiber: 2 g

Vitamin K: 56% of the Daily Value (DV)

Vitamin C: 36% of the DV

Folate: 10% of the DV

Manganese: 6% of the DV

Vitamin B6: 6% of the DV

Calcium: 3% of the DV

Potassium: 3% of the DV

Magnesium: 3% of the DV

READ: Recipe: Delicious pan fried pork chops

Disclaimer: Health-related information provided in this article is not a substitute for medical advice and should not be used to diagnose or treat health problems. It is always advisable to consult with your doctor on any health-related issues.

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